my favorite part was the location

“Sloane:

I am so disappointed that I neglected to write anything in the guest book before we left wonderful Casa Rosa. Call it age (my 40th birthday is approaching quickly) or denial that I was leaving to go home… either way, I had so many wonderful things to say, and want to express my sincere gratitude for entrusting your wonderful home to us. I am hoping you can transfer a few of my thoughts below onto one of the book pages, so that future guests have at least a small sense of how grateful we are for the opportunity to stay at one of the most perfect places on earth.

Where do I start. I suppose my favorite part was the location. Right on a protected beach with constant trade winds, soft sand, and the most relaxing and lovely outdoor space imaginable. Although the beaches on Boca Pailla are my favorite, the accommodations are not particularly conducive or appropriate for children, and Casa Rosa served as the perfect setting for a family accommodation central to all the major sites in and around Tulum. Inside Casa Rosa was equally perfect with anything anyone would need to comfortably immerse themselves in their surroundings. My favorite part – the master bedroom where you could lie on the bed and read a book while the wind and waves lulled you to sleep. Ah – if I could bottle that feeling of total relaxation that I so rarely feel in my day-to-day life. I personally loved the ability to use your wonderful selection of cook books/kitchen tools to try my hand at new Mexican dishes, and thought the accommodations were perfect for kids and adults alike with comfortable mattresses, soft sheets and towels, and beautiful furnishings.

As advertised, Maria and Bernadino were amazing… friendly and discrete and wonderful to have around. The fish they cooked for us was seriously one of the best meals I have ever had, and Bernadino was kind enough to share the recipe, which I plan to try at home this weekend. I unfortunately never met Noel, although I saw him from time to time, always taking his job very seriously and making us feel safe and secure. The fact that I did not meet him was a testament to how discrete he is, not to his lack of personality. Despite all the bad press in America related to Mexican crime, I felt completely secure the entire time, and had no concerns about my children’s safety for even a moment. I went running alone every morning along the Tankah Tres road (beautiful), and never for a second felt threatened or scared. In fact, greeting the local workers going to/from their jobs at other Villas was a highlight since everyone was so friendly and respectful. No cat calls like back at home running in the City.

In a nutshell Sloane – we loved every minute, and I only regret limiting our time to 1 week. Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference for future guests, and expect to be hearing from us again soon to book another trip. My kids are still saying, at least once a day… “We miss Casa Rosa”. ME TOO!!!”

“Gracias Sloane!!!”

THE S. FAMILY

really, really great

Dear Nick,

We got back last night from Tulum and Casa Rosa. What a fantastic trip. We had a wonderful time on the beach, using the kayaks, exploring cenotes, checking out Tulum beaches, eating, drinking and playing together. It was really, really great.

We all hope to return to Casa Rosa sometime soon. It was so ideal in every way. Thanks again for sharing your slice of paradise.

Best,

EMILY M 
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

transported to heaven

“Hello Nick and Sloane—

We had such a wonderful time—thank you!

The moment we arrived and parked the car and walked to the front of Casa Rosa and felt the warm breeze….it transported us to heaven—we love it there!

Would love to meet you both.”

Best,

ROBBIE U.
CALIFORNIA

everything we hoped for & more

Hi Nick,

I’m finally getting a chance to send you an e-mail. We had a fantastic time staying at Casa Rosa.It was everything we hoped for and more. Bernadino, Maria and Noel were more than accommodating and we felt completely at home.
We are hoping to do another trip next year. We will let you know.

Thanks,

JEFF & JEN O.
PENTICTON, B.C., CANADA

unforgettable stay

“Hi Sloane, Nick,

Let me thank you both, the Casa Rosa Crew (Noel, Bernardino and Maria) and Rhett for our unforgettable stay at Casa Rosa. It is truly printed in our minds. Staying at Casa Rosa is absolutely a must when visiting the Maya Riviera.

Within minutes after our arrival Maria and Bernardino gave us a sort of “home coming ” feeling which we had the entire stay. We had a great time at Casa Rosa. The sea in front of Casa Rosa is loaded with beautiful coral, fish, crab fish, sting rays, shells, turtles and lobsters. It is such a pleasure snorkeling and kayaking in front of the house. The beach however is loaded with heremit crab, pelicans, birds and……tiny little turtles. We experienced four times the birth of you turtles……..We saw a giant turle laying her eggs in the sand at full moon. There’s one thing which isn’t on the beach…..people.It looks like an abandoned beach…….what a heaven on earth! Thanks for sharing that beautiful piece on earth.

According to us: Bernardino and Maria are part of Casa Rosa. Because of them we experienced a beautiful Mexican vacation. They helped with the laundry, they cooked, we learned them some Dutch words, they learned us some Mayan words, they surprised us with Coconut drinks from the palmtrees, with fresh Guacamole and Tomato dip. Both Berdnardino and Maria were very, very nice to Maddy, our seven year old daughter. Thanks, many thanks for your hospitality.

Also thanks for Noel for helping us with the Turtles on the beach and for those tiny little palm leaf grasshoppers. And many thanks for Rhett as well. For helping us out when we needed it.”

Regards,

THE P. FAMILY 
THE NETHERLANDS/SPAIN

to be there is amazing

Good Morning Nick,

We are back on US soil and the rest of the family in the UK…. What an absolutely fabulous time we had…The pictures of Casa Rosa are mouth watering … to be there is amazing. We have been totally spoiled and are looking at coming back. Maria, Bernadino and Noel are wonderful, we love them.

We have other family members who would like to come too, we were wondering if you knew of another property in the area which we could also rent so all of us could make a return… we would need Casa Rosa and another house…

we could see ourselves spending our retirement out there.. our way of life …simple, not rushed and good food to boot…

Looking forward to hearing from you

GILLIAN J.
FUQUAY-VARINA, NORTH CAROLINA

the best spot in tulum

“Hi, Sloane and Nick,

Well, how best to describe our Casa Rosa stay? Simply put, one of our best vacations ever!

We so totally disconnected/unplugged and could not have been in a better location. You clearly have THE best spot and house in Tulum. Thank you so much for making it available to us during spring break and introducing us to the area and to the fabulous folks you have supporting your property there.

Maria and Bernardino were an absolute joy to have around and we sat in complete luxury with the three dinners they cooked for us. The kids became fast friends with Noel….”when can we take a plate of dinner out to him???”….”I got up early this morning to see him before he left.”

We did a few things in the area –especially enjoyed the Biosphere trip –but certainly the highlight was your home –and we made the most of it, holding three rounds up epic “Olympic events” with the 4 kids we had with us. Great fun.”

Best,

DANA T. 
CALIFORNIA

awesome experience, from start to finish

Dear Nick:

Cannot begin to express my fond feelings for Casa Rosa, from beginning to end, we had an awesome experience, from start to finish! The house is wonderful, comfortable and very clean. There is not enough to describe this place, its absolute beautiful it’s a paradise.

I searched for a location of value without having to sacrifice being near the beach. Not only were we steps to the beach, but we got to experience one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen.

There is also a beautiful ocean and pool view right off the balcony which we took advantage of at night to unwind. The beds were very comfortable and accommodated us without any problem. The rooms are spacious, looked out over the ocean and were great for relaxing enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean

Casa Rosa is delightful, and is right there by the beach, fantastic views all around. An unbeatable location, It offers so many amenities and the close proximity to major sites such as Xcaret or Xplor, Xle-Ha, Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cenotes was unbeatable. the house was picture postcard perfect; we took full advantage of the beach and the pool. The house itself was very clean, spacious, and comfortable, and well maintained and up to date.

We spent a wonderful week at Casa Rosa and we truly have nothing but praise for every aspect. We had a vacation of a lifetime, and we got to experience one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen.

The staff was helpful, friendly and courteous a fantastic service, Bernardino, Maria and Noel they take care of us like you have no idea, they are great people and they make us feel like home.

Overall, I highly recommend this rental. Being away from all the crowd that we would’ve encountered in a resort was great. Casa Rosa truly met all our expectations and made us feel at home. I would most definitely stay at this property again.

Thank You.

P.S: I see you next Year LOL…

DIANA C
HOUSTON, TEXAS

thanksgiving at Casa Rosa

Nick and Sloane,

Thank you again for a fantastic Thanksgiving week at Casa Rosa. There is possibly no better back yard on Earth. The two 6-year-olds and one 8-year-old bounced between the beautiful pool and even more beautiful calm, clear, warm water of the Caribbean all day long, with some breaks to eat pineapple on the hammocks or swing on the swings. The palm trees provide such wonderful shade.

Noel made animals out of palm fronds and left them for the children to find in the morning like treasures. Bernardino and Maria were excellent chefs for us one night–we all loved their chiles rellenos. They were so helpful and interesting–Mike loved practicing his Spanish with them and getting to know more about their lives.

Mike, our home chef and gourmand, was happy that there is a gas stove and grill and a well-stocked kitchen and a close-enough grocery store. We all really appreciated the Wifi, the air conditioning, the bottled water for brushing teeth, and the soft linens. We loved walking along the beach and fly fishing–wish we could have gone out with Rhett–next time! We still caught (and released) lots of gorgeous little fish. Rhett gave us lots of tips about how to navigate the cultural differences and not get into sticky situations. He is so funny!

Thank you again for sharing your slice of paradise!

LEILA S. 
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

5 stars

Hey Nick!

A great week and I think you have the best place in Quintana Roo! We all loved it.

Bernardino and Maria are terrific! Noel was very conscientious too. All in all a 5 star!

JIM H.
WASHINGTON D.C.

a real jewel

Dear Nick,

Just wanted to write to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. The house is very beautiful, well equipped and well designed. The property is a real jewel. The staff were wonderful.

Hoping to do another stay at your Casa in the near future. We enjoyed our time there.

JENN W.
ALBERTA, CANADA

a fantastic stay

Hi Nick,

We just returned from Casa Rosa.  I just want to let you know how wonderful your house is there.  We had a fantastic stay and can’t say enough about the beautiful location and beach.  The house itself is also terrific.

We arranged all of our airport transfers, local tours, etc through Juan Santos of Tulum Juan Tours.  He and his company are excellent.  He runs two vans and three taxis with the help of his son, Gerardo.  He was most accommodating and a pleasure to be around.  He thoroughly enjoys what he does and enjoys sharing it with others and it shows.  You mentioned that others sometimes ask for this type of service and I would highly recommend him.

Thank you for sharing Casa Rosa with us.  We may be in touch for a another stay in the future.

CAMERON W.
PICKERINGTON, OHIO

we had an awesome time again

Nick,

We had the most awesome time again! Bernardino and Maria cooked us the most awesome dinner meal for the whole group of 11. Noel made us some incredible palm leaf fish and stars.  The beach was incredible. Without a doubt you have the best beach, staff and place on Tankah Bay. I took my Quadcopter and took some great photos and videos.

With that said we are going to book again for Sept – October very soon. Would love to stay at least twice a year.

Thanks,

DEAN B.
ARKANSAS

highly recommend

Week at Casa Rosa

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. The house is a four bedroom 3 bathroom set up. All rooms are very nice size with air conditioning that works well. Our group was all impressed from day one on arrival as to get to the house you have to pass a security checkpoint a mile down the road and then you arrive the house front gate that is secured with coded door lock. There is also on site security from Noel. He does a great job watching over the property at night. That being said, we had absolutely no security issues. The place was very peaceful. The entry way is very nice and clean (Bernadino and Maria take very good care of the property). The house has fairly good wifi and satellite tv worked great (we only watched the super bowl). The kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies. There is a gas grill out front. We had Maria and Bernadino cook a couple of meals that were excellent and they also went on a couple of grocery runs for us. Once you open the patio door out the back, there is a terrific breeze right through the house. The sea breeze each day was amazing. The pool was very clean and refreshing. The beach front area was well kept and the sand was soft. The hammocks are great to relax on. There are coconuts available from the trees in the back to make drinks with when they are ripe. Bernadino is a help with that. The water has some rock/coral on entry. There is some sea grass too. However, the snorkeling out from the house was amazing. I have paid for snorkel trips and gotten far less. There are a couple of really nice snorkeling reefs very close to the property. We saw sting rays, cuttlefish, angel fish, etc, etc,. It was excellent and a very easy activity. There is a cenote down the road that many people go to as well for another near snorkel excursion. We had a few meals out for dinner and breakfast. I recommend casa cenote or the tankah inn for breakfast. I also recommend going to Blue Sky just a bit further down from casa cenote for thieir wood fired pizza. It was fantastic. Bernadino ordered two taxis for our group to go to the Tulum ruins near by. If you want a relaxing getaway with family or a group of friends, I highly recommend Casa Rosa.

CALE S.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

wonderful place to truly relax

Nick

Would highly recommend this stunning villa. It has everything you need. Situated on your own private beach it was a wonderful place to truly relax. The welcome pack covered all the local attractions and restaurants. The house staff were friendly and helpful – we enjoyed a final supper cooked by Bernardino and Maria which was delicious. All in all, we cannot find any faults and would love to return.

PAULA C.
LONDON, U.K.